Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencil Swatches and Review

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How to cite: Wong M. Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencil Swatches and Review. Lab Muffin Beauty Science. January 29, 2016. Accessed April 23, 2024.

Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencils are making their way to Australia, and I’ve managed to swatch them all! These pencils contain a twist-up matte lip shade with a smudger on the other end, so that you can create effects like ombre lips and the super-chic “just ate an ice block” lip look that’s all over Asia right now.

There are 8 shades available:

05 Pink Insanity – cool lilac pink
10 Fast & Fuchsia – bright hot pink
15 Berry Misbehaved – deep fuchsia pink
20 Orange Ya Glad – orange-tinged red
25 Cherry Cherry Bang Bang – bright pink-tinged red
30 Partner in Crimson – bright red
35 Plum Please – deep pink plum
50 I Like to Mauve It – light mauve pink



I used the blurring silicone (? – it says “elastomer” on the label) smudger to blend out the swatches at the bottom. As you can see, they blend pretty well, but it’s definitely not foolproof! The wind-up lipstick reminds me of wind-up crayons – they’re slim enough that you don’t ever have to worry about sharpening them.

I personally found that the staying power of these is pretty good – the main problem is that, like most matte lipsticks, they accentuate any dry skin you have on your lips, so you need to make sure you use a lip scrub and a heavy balm the night before!

I tried using them for a Korean ombre lip look – here’s the result with Fast & Fuchsia and some Instant Rewind concealer, with some Jane Iredale lipgloss on top:


I’m not 100% on board with this look yet, but I’m sure I’ll come round – it does look pretty in photos!

Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencils are $17.95 and are available in Australia from February.

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2 thoughts on “Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencil Swatches and Review”

  1. I love the Korean makeup look, so I’m looking forward to these hitting AUS! I also find it to be much more low maintenance than a typical lipstick look 🙂

  2. I think the blurred look is pretty in pictures, though I feel a bit like Queen Amidala when I have tried to wear it XD Good news is that it’s a hella lot easier to apply a red with this technique because you don’t have to worry that much about smudges!


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